Articles by Emily Hartman (6)


Despite recent downpour, rain deficit persists

April 24, 2012 Comments are Disabled

This year’s mild winter and warm, dry spring has put Rhode Island at risk for a meteorological drought. This March was the warmest and one of the driest on record, and Rhode Island had experienced very little rainfall since February prior to Sunday’s record-setting rainstorm. Though the weekend’s storm set a daily rainfall record of 1.59 inches, total precipitation for 2012 is still about seven inches lower than normal. 

University News

Panel tackles mental health in college

April 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A panel of four professors and administrators discussed the stresses of college, coping strategies, mental health stigmas and resources available to University students Monday night in front of a large, attentive audience in MacMillan 115. The teach-in was designed to explore mental health issues and raise awareness of resources available to students.

University News

Study to assess minority grad student attrition

April 4, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Council of Graduate Schools selected the University to participate in a study that will assess how institutional policies affect attrition rates for underrepresented minority graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The study, called the Doctoral Initiative on Minority Attrition and Completion, comes with a $30,000 grant for each participating university and is supported by a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Science & Research

Vernal Equinox illuminates Sci Li courtyards

March 21, 2012 Comments are Disabled

As midday approached yesterday, the white marble slabs in the four Friedman Study Center courtyards were flooded with light in a peculiar symmetry. In each atrium, areas covered with white marble slabs were completely illuminated with sunlight, while mulched areas remained in the shadows. The illumination marked the vernal equinox when the length of night and day are nearly equal.

University News

Lecture confronts gender pay inequality

March 20, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Emily Martin, vice president and general counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, painted a grim picture of current gender pay inequalities Monday night to a small, female-dominated audience in Petteruti Lounge.

University News

Alum’s nonprofit revamps science education

March 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled

William Brucker ’04 spent the last few years perfecting a technique that relies on stories and analogies to teach young adults science.